HS1 architect chosen to deliver Great Central’s Leicester museum

 

ARCHITECTS Wilkinson Eyre has won the contract to design the new £18million railway museum at the Great Central Railway’s Leicester North station.

Artist’s impression of the Wilkinson Eyre museum plan.
Artist’s impression of the Wilkinson Eyre museum plan.

The London-based company has previously designed Stratford station and the major infrastructure of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1).

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A total of 72 expressions of interest were received to create a fully integrated station and museum in this joint partnership project between the GCR, Leicester City Council and the National Railway Museum.

This was whittled down to a shortlist of six designs in early October, with Wilkinson Eyre emerging as the winner after an extensive consultation with both the public and major stakeholders.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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